France Cruise From Lyon to Provence 

August 14 – 22, 2023

France welcomes international visitors! If you are you ready to travel this summer, I invite you to join this French river cruise from Lyon to Provence and back to Lyon. I'll be your escort and assist you before and during the trip.

Highlights of What's Included:

• Lyon hotel night before cruise
• Cities visited include Lyon, Macon, Vienne, Touron, Viviers Avignon and Arles
• All meals featuring locally inspired cuisine included daily (onboard ship)
• Delicious self-service buffet breakfast.
• All meals included – Drinks included with meals and at the bar
• Refined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening – Welcome cocktail
• Free Wi-Fi onboard
• Official welcome from the captain and crew
• Onboard activities
• Headsets are included for excursions
• Escorted by Connie who will smooth out any bumps, provide useful travel tips before & during the trip, assist with insurance and reserving flights

Adventure awaits on this journey steeped in wonder! All cabins are very limited and must be reserved by February 15. Contact Connie with questions and for more information. 

Cost

Double occupancy cost for each person includes the cruise, Lyon hotel night before the cruise, Port Fees and Taxes. Prices are for the trip only. International flights are not included.

Special price for reservations made by February 15:
Double Cabins Lower Deck - per person $2195
Double Cabins Upper Deck – per person $2450

Itinerary

August 14

Mobirise

Lyon - Arrive on your own. Check in at your hotel and meet fellow travelers.

Aug 15

Mobirise

Lyon -You’ll have the day to relax or explore Lyon on your own. Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Lyon at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, the Captain will introduce the crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an evening of entertainment.

Aug 16

Mobirise

Macon - You might want to join a guided tour of Lyon where you’ll discover its famous “traboules”, types of passageways that are typical of the city and a food tour of the city. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Mâcon. Enjoy dinner and an evening of dancing.

Aug 17

Mobirise

Vienne - This morning you’ll be able to visit the Abbey ruins in Cluny. After lunch spend the afternoon cruising to Vienne. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. We’ll reach Vienne this evening.

Aug 18

Mobirise

Vienne - This morning you’ll have the opportunity to tour Vienne.,We’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Aug 19

Mobirise

Avignon - The Camargue –Walking through Avignon’s narrow, cobbled streets, you can discover many old chapels, churches, buildings and bridges—some dating to the Middle Ages. A tour of the Pope’s Palace, the residence of seven Popes from 1309 to 1377, will be a highlight. You can stroll around the cloisters, papal bedrooms, and private chambers and enjoy the 14th century frescos. Then ride in jeeps through the Camargue for an original immersion in the wilderness. You’ll also visit a “manade” (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.  

Aug 20

Mobirise

Arles - Arles is known as the inspiration for some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous works of art. Imagine walking through shady vistas and seeing the landscapes that inspired the artist to execute almost 300 of his paintings and drawings. This picturesque city is home too many Roman treasures such as the Roman Amphitheater built between the first and second century B.C. Start the morning by visiting Arles and a local olive oil producer. We’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Viviers followed by a guided tour of the city. Viviers is a French country village of lovely pale-stone buildings presided over by a graceful hilltop cathedral, This enchanting town was spared during WWII and is a great representation of the life of the middle ages. Exploring Viviers on foot allows visitors a fascinating glimpse of the layered history, from Roman and medieval times to the Renaissance and beyond.

Aug 21

Mobirise

Viviers – Tournon - This morning will be spent cruising to Tournon. A guided tour of Tournon. will include a visit to the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône followed by a tasting of local wines and regional delicacies. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

Aug 22

Mobirise

Lyon - Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Contact Connie to reserve your cabin by Feb. 15. (317) 908 1220 or cchamp@culturaladventures.info

If you are ready to explore the Land of the Incas, send in your deposit of $750 now.
Write deposit checks to Cultural Adventures and mail to:
Connie Champlin, 129 Cranberry
Lane, Centerville, MA 02632

Connie Champlin

Email: cchamp@culturladventures.info
Phone: +1 317-908-1220 
Address: Connie Champlin 129 Cranberry
Lane, Centerville, MA 02632

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